ATTRACTIONS — USA:
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo presents its visitors with the opportunity to enjoy
wildlife surrounded by trees and greenery – so close and yet so
far from the bustle of Chicago city life.
Visitors to Chicago may treat themselves to an exciting and educational
zoological experience at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This location was founded
in 1868 and is open all year round with no entrance charge. As one of
the oldest such locations in the country, the Lincoln Park Zoo is home
to 230 different types of animals. People visiting the zoo may marvel
at this wide range of species that includes approximately 1,200 animals.
Exhibits at the Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park
Zoo hosts a large variety of animals and different types
of wildlife. The various exhibitions, ranging from antelopes and apes
to zebras, are separated into the following areas: Antelope and Zebra
area; Farm in the Zoo presented by John Deere; Flamingo Habitat; Helen
Brach Primate House; Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond; Kovler Lion House; Kovler
Sea Lion Pool; Kovler Penguin and Seabird House; McCormick Bear Habitat;
McCormick Bird House; Pritzker Family Children's Zoo; Regenstein African
Journey; Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit; Regenstein Small Mammal Reptile
House; Regenstein Center for African Apes and The Nature Boardwalk at
Lincoln Park Zoo.
It is interesting to note that this zoo has a large conservation and
research program working towards the improvement of animal conservation.
In these materialistic times, perhaps one of the most remarkable features
of this wonderful location is that admission to zoo for the public is
free of charge. The Lincoln Park Zoo is proud to be one of the few remaining
cultural establishments in the United States that offers free admission.
Special features within the zoo which do incur a small charge include:
a safari simulator, a train ride around the zoo grounds and a fascinating
carousel journey through a range of endangered species of wildlife.
It is interesting to note that over three million visitors annually step
out of the commotion and activity of Chicago city life for a glimpse into
the animal world at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This attractive site is open
365 days a year and presents an enjoyable zoological adventure, just minutes
away from the Chicago skyscrapers.